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Are you thinking of proposing soon?  Candid proposal photography is a great way to make sure you always have the memory of this big moment to look back on.  I know I would have loved having a photographer capture my own proposal to my wife but I was not really aware this was a thing.

This is one of those once in a lifetime events that you will definitely want photos that document the moment.  How cool would it be to look back on these photos with your future children and grandchildren?  I’m sure your family would absolutely love to see photos of mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa, as they got engaged.

Candid Proposal Photography

door county proposal by the water, engagement session

Here is how my proposal photography session works.  First, we’ll come up with a detailed plan as for where you will propose and at what time.  We’ll go over things such as placement and positioning to get a perfect closeup and scenic shot.  We’ll also go over everything else we need to to make sure it goes perfectly.  My goal here is to make everything super easy to follow so all you need to worry about is your proposal.  I will take care of everything else.

On the day you’ve chosen for the proposal, I will arrive 10-15 minutes before you and your significant other. I’ll act like a tourist like any other just taking pictures of random things. That is not uncommon many places so I will blend in pretty well and won’t be noticed.  Then when you get on a knee, my camera will turn towards you two and I will capture the whole sequence of events.

After a couple minutes when you two have taken it all in, you’ll mention that you lined up a photographer to capture the moment and point me out.  I’ll come up and introduce myself.  Then we’ll do a quick 30 minute or so mini engagement session so you have some nice posed images to go along with the actual proposal shots.  I know they will be super surprised and even more excited.  You’ll get extra points for thinking of something so cool and memorable.

happy couple getting engaged during a proposal
anderson dock proposal in Ephraim, Door County, Wisconsin

Mini Engagement Session

After the big moment, we’ll do a quick 30 minute or so mini engagement session so you have some nice posed images too. Later that night or by the next morning, I will have a sneak peak of some of the highlight images ready for you for sharing, etc.   I don’t want you to wait long for your photos so I make sure to have some back to you really fast.

The rest of the images will take a couple of days to get to you.

beach engagement session

Experience You Can Trust

You shouldn’t trust this big moment to just anyone.  You need someone with the experience that you can trust in this big moment.  A proposal is a surprisingly challenging moment to capture properly.  As the photographer, I must remain inconspicuous as to not give away the surprise by being obvious.  Then the proposal happens quickly and I need to be ready to capture the exact moment as it happens.  That’s the only way to get the great reactions!  You don’t want to trust this to a friend with a phone.

Luckily, I have the experience to get this moment as it happens and without giving anything away.  I photograph dozens of surprise proposals every year and have shot over 80 of them in the past two years alone.  And I have never missed the moment!  There won’t be any need to recreate the proposal because I didn’t get the shot.  All of the examples on this page are 100% real moments.

You can be certain that we will have all the details together and I will capture it all.  I also know the Door County area super well and know all the great spots that are scenic, private, and perfect for what you are looking for.  

beach engagement session

What People Are Saying

I absolutely love when my work makes people happy!  Here’s what a few of my past clients have said about their candid proposal session.

candid proposal photo

He Was Awesome

“My fiancé hired Luke to capture our proposal, and he was awesome. I never even realized that he was there until after the fact when he came up and introduced himself to us! 

I love having & taking pictures, so having a photographer there to catch the big moment was such a special touch.”

~Maddi

Wouldn’t Have Wanted Anyone Else

“Luke was incredible. From the planning to the communication to the photos themselves – everything was top-notch. 

Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else taking such important photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. Luke’s the best of Door County  :)”

~Cameron

Door County LGBTQ proposal
door county proposal, proposal photographer, proposing, engagement

He Made It Perfect

“Luke and his assistant were nothing but amazing! I hired him for a candid proposal shoot and unfortunately we were late. We were about an hour late due to traffic and he waited for us with no problem. The weather wasn’t really cooperating but he made it perfect! It was a gloomy and cloudy evening. Extremely windy but the pictures came out GREAT! Thank you again!”

~Rich

Pricing

This price includes the time for shooting and planning your proposal, along with ALL the photos from the session.  You’ll get your photos delivered in an online gallery where you can download them to your phone or computer.

Deluxe Candid Proposal

If you would like to surprise your new fiance even more, you might want to consider the Deluxe Candid Proposal session.  This basically works the same as described, we’ll plan out and capture your proposal so you have all those photos right away.  Then instead of a short mini-engagement session, we can do a full 1.5-2 hour engagement session.  

This session can take place on the same day as your proposal, or we can plan for the full engagement session on a future day.  Having a full engagement session on a future day is great because then you can plan out the perfect full session and be sure that you both are perfectly “photo-ready.” 

Let’s Talk About Your Proposal Photos!

I would love to help you capture the memory of this big moment.  Let’s talk about how you can make your proposal extra special!  Fill out the form below or CLICK HERE to send me an e-mail!